Shopping

EDITOR: On Sunday July 27, I went to Big Flats to the Mall and Sam's Club to do some shopping.

Ruby Tuesday sent me a coupon for a free cheeseburger for my birthday which I printed off my computer, and we went there for lunch.

We were seated adjacent to the salad bar, and I could observe the people as they grazed on the salads and other items on the bar.

Some took a normal portion, but others took so much they almost needed sideboards on their plate to contain it.

Some people of both genders had small tattoos on their arms or legs and possibly other places not visible, of which I will not speculate.

One woman in particular with ample area on her large legs to have excellent portraits of both men and women tattooed on the calves of her legs. I was in awe of the really good pictures and hand writing, in color and boldly displayed completely around her leg.

Another gentleman was wearing a muscle shirt (which in my opinion should be banned from public places such as a restaurant) and his arms where completely covered in patterns of all descriptions, making a mosaic which was actually pretty.

Both the man and woman in question where in their 40's or early 50's, and still pretty firm.

I tried to imagine what would they look like when and if they lived into their 80's or 90's which is quite common today.

Will their wrinkled skin still retain the original beauty, or would it turn into something resembling the coloring book rendering of small children and allow the faces to sag and the various shapes and colors to distort, and be a mess.

Oh well, I guess it takes all kinds of people to make up the neighborhood, and who am I to judge.

Bill Dell

Towanda